Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer in Test was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer in Test
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 629 645 700
Rank change year-on-year +16 +55 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Developer in Test 239 170 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 102 124
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £363 £338 £325
90th Percentile £575 £536 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
England median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,514 83,249 96,747
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.93% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,251 54,303 63,739
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,880 2,680 2,877
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.06% -1.59% +8.57%

Developer in Test
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Developer in Test in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Test in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Test in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Test in England

Developer in Test
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Test within the England region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 162 £475 +2.98% 36
South East -1 28 £438 +14.38% 6
North of England 0 22 £413 +3.13% 7
Midlands +2 17 £380 +1.33% 2
Yorkshire -8 14 £395 +12.86% 5
East Midlands +5 13 £390 +4.00% 1
South West +3 7 £413 +15.38% 1
North West -12 7 £434 +8.44% 2
West Midlands -10 4 £375 -6.25% 1
East of England +1 3 £450 - 4
North East -1 1 £450 -
Developer in Test
UK

Developer in Test Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, Developer in Test contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Developer in Test in the job title.

1 207 (86.61%) Test Automation
2 164 (68.62%) Java
3 148 (61.92%) Selenium
4 143 (59.83%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (58.16%) SDET
6 113 (47.28%) Cucumber
7 80 (33.47%) C#
8 76 (31.80%) Scrum
9 67 (28.03%) BDD
10 61 (25.52%) QA
11 53 (22.18%) Git (software)
12 52 (21.76%) Jenkins
13 51 (21.34%) WebDriver
14 50 (20.92%) SpecFlow
15 49 (20.50%) TDD
16 47 (19.67%) Finance
17 46 (19.25%) Gherkin
18 41 (17.15%) JavaScript
19 37 (15.48%) JIRA
20 36 (15.06%) RESTful
20 36 (15.06%) Python
21 35 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
22 34 (14.23%) SQL
23 33 (13.81%) Web Services
24 31 (12.97%) API Testing
25 30 (12.55%) DevOps
25 30 (12.55%) Kanban
26 29 (12.13%) Java 8
27 28 (11.72%) Acceptance Criteria
27 28 (11.72%) OO

Developer in Test Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (7.53%) Confluence
2 4 (1.67%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.26%) Apache
3 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.26%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.67%) Front Arena
1 4 (1.67%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.93%) BrowserStack
3 7 (2.93%) GitHub
4 4 (1.67%) PaaS
5 3 (1.26%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.84%) Serverless
7 1 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.42%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.28%) HTTP
2 3 (1.26%) Skype
3 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.84%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.09%) HBase
1 5 (2.09%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.84%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.42%) DB2
5 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 148 (61.92%) Selenium
2 113 (47.28%) Cucumber
3 53 (22.18%) Git (software)
4 52 (21.76%) Jenkins
5 51 (21.34%) WebDriver
6 50 (20.92%) SpecFlow
7 37 (15.48%) JIRA
8 26 (10.88%) SoapUI
9 21 (8.79%) Appium
10 20 (8.37%) JUnit
11 19 (7.95%) JMeter
11 19 (7.95%) Maven
12 16 (6.69%) Visual Studio
13 15 (6.28%) JBehave
13 15 (6.28%) TeamCity
14 13 (5.44%) Bitbucket
15 9 (3.77%) NUnit
16 8 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (3.35%) Gradle
16 8 (3.35%) Protractor
General
1 47 (19.67%) Finance
2 20 (8.37%) Banking
3 7 (2.93%) Retail
4 6 (2.51%) Front Office
5 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.26%) Marketing
8 2 (0.84%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (19.25%) Gherkin
2 36 (15.06%) RESTful
3 33 (13.81%) Web Services
4 28 (11.72%) .NET
5 23 (9.62%) AngularJS
6 21 (8.79%) Node.js
6 21 (8.79%) SOAP
7 19 (7.95%) JSON
8 16 (6.69%) REST
9 15 (6.28%) Kafka
9 15 (6.28%) XML
10 11 (4.60%) HTML
11 10 (4.18%) CSS
12 9 (3.77%) jQuery
12 9 (3.77%) React
13 8 (3.35%) OAuth
13 8 (3.35%) OAuth2
13 8 (3.35%) OpenID
13 8 (3.35%) Spring
14 7 (2.93%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.69%) Fintech
2 15 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (5.02%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.18%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.09%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.09%) Derivative
6 5 (2.09%) Equities
6 5 (2.09%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.67%) Exotic Derivative
7 4 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.67%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.67%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.26%) User Experience
9 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.84%) FMCG
9 2 (0.84%) NHS
10 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.42%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.37%) Unix
2 17 (7.11%) Android
2 17 (7.11%) Linux
3 9 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.35%) Windows
5 3 (1.26%) CentOS
5 3 (1.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (86.61%) Test Automation
2 143 (59.83%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (58.16%) SDET
4 76 (31.80%) Scrum
5 67 (28.03%) BDD
6 49 (20.50%) TDD
7 35 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (12.97%) API Testing
9 30 (12.55%) DevOps
9 30 (12.55%) Kanban
10 28 (11.72%) Acceptance Criteria
10 28 (11.72%) OO
11 25 (10.46%) Test Scripting
12 24 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (9.62%) Software Engineering
14 21 (8.79%) Open Source
14 21 (8.79%) Performance Testing
15 20 (8.37%) User Stories
16 19 (7.95%) Functional Testing
17 17 (7.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 164 (68.62%) Java
2 80 (33.47%) C#
3 41 (17.15%) JavaScript
4 36 (15.06%) Python
5 34 (14.23%) SQL
6 29 (12.13%) Java 8
7 12 (5.02%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.60%) Ruby
9 9 (3.77%) Groovy
9 9 (3.77%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.35%) ES6
10 8 (3.35%) ES7
10 8 (3.35%) VBA
11 5 (2.09%) Perl
12 4 (1.67%) Scala
13 3 (1.26%) C
13 3 (1.26%) C++
13 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.84%) Go
14 2 (0.84%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 23 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.28%) Degree
3 12 (5.02%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (3.35%) ISEB
6 3 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.84%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (25.52%) QA
System Software
1 27 (11.30%) Docker
2 4 (1.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (3.35%) Atlassian
2 4 (1.67%) Calypso
2 4 (1.67%) Charles River
2 4 (1.67%) FXall
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle
2 4 (1.67%) SimCorp
3 2 (0.84%) BEA
3 2 (0.84%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 2 (0.84%) HP
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.84%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.42%) Capita
4 1 (0.42%) IBM
4 1 (0.42%) Murex
4 1 (0.42%) Sybase
4 1 (0.42%) Twitter
4 1 (0.42%) Xamarin